Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 12, 1945 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 12, 1945
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE/ IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 12, \ m Marginal "Notes^ j ^ Bill t We had Chnrlos Jones who recently returned to the States itfter Ions service in the Pacific area, sitting out in California \vnitin£ for ;i bus or other transportation home, in our news article last week when all the time he was enjoying his mom's cooking at home. We learned after the Herald was out Charles had arrived here De- comber 1 and was not among the thousands of boys left stranded on the west coast for lack of transportation Houses, apartments and rooms are just as scarce in Postville as they are anywhere in the country, it seems. Wc are asked almost daily for information on available living quarters, and during the past week several have asked about rooming places. It may be there are people who would like to pick up a little extra money by letting out a room or two to single persons, or they may have a couple of rooms for light housekeeping they would rent We"ll take their names if they will call No. 200. and when applicants come in we'll pass the names of places along to them. You'll be helping out too. during the housing shortage. MENwWOMEN IN UNIFORM We heard a lot about the way the home folks would have to treat the returning servicemen when they got homo all out of sorts with their fellow beings and sour on the world in general. The following item taken from the Atlantic News Telegraph tits the case quite well, as far as we have observed, the boys who have come back to us in Postville: "We have been looking about among our returning soldiers and sailors for that discontented misfit who was supposed !o be coming back To make life miserable for the home folk and for himself because of his inability to orient himself t<> the u\iys .if peace As yet we have not found him and we arc beginning to be worried. Can (Continued from page one) sonnet separation center in Washington. D. C. received here Monday states that I.t. Ij. Helen Marie Wegncr has been discharged from the Waves as of Saturday. December 8. She is the daughter of Mrs. Louise Wegncr of Highland Park. 111., and has been in service in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in Washington since March 13. 1D43. Before going into the service she taught school at Newton. Dan McNeil Dlsc-harpcd. Sergeant Dan McNeil arrived home yesterday morning with an honorable discharge paper neatly tucked away in his inside coat pocket. Dan was one of the tlrst boys in this community to be called into service, before this country entered the war. and served in the army 4'i years. He was discharged at Camp Shelby. Miss., last week and %'isitcd in Chicago before coming here to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McNeil. While overseas he served in England. France, Belgium and Germany, and figures his total traveling the past year adds up to an even 50.000 miles. He will resume the position he held with the farm service company at Wnukon before the war. Col. Chas. Sonnkalb Home. Col. Charles Sonnkalb arrived here Thursday morning and visited until Monday morning in the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnkalb. The Colonel was stationed in Belgium with the Army Air Forces and flew from Paris to Washington. D. C. arriving there on Sunday of last week. He expects to reiurn here before • Christmas for a longer visit. ! Jimmic Ostlie Discharged, j .Tames Ostlie. late of the Navy, was a I Postville business visitor Thursday ; and informed us that he had been dis- i charged from the service at Great I Lakes. 111., the day previously. He had j spent AO months in the service, both 'in Atlantic and Pacific waters. At | present he is with his mother. Mrs. It i . r G. M. Country Club Meets With Mrs. Zieman. Mrs. Ludwig Presents \ Pupils In Piano -Recital. jyhc piano pupils of Mrs. Frederick R .T ^ldwig were presented In a recital Sunday evening In the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's church, with the following taking pnrt:^ ^Donald Kugel and Miss Bernadine (*5PaTfrcir "OTiencT '"3nnet Block, Dunne The Grand Meadow Country club members assembled for their December meeting Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Lyle Zieman. Present it the affair were two visitors, Mrs Kugel. and 10 members, who responded to roll call with their Christmas wishes. During the meeting Mrs. Kuget was welcomed ns a new member of the organization. The hostess presented the Scriptural selection and the group joined in giving the Lord's Prayer. The group also sang selected Christmas carols as birthday songs for Mrs. Otto Oldag, Mrs. Roy Moon. Mrs. Lawrence Thoma and Mrs. Elmer Zieman. The afternoon's program also included a reading. "He Found the Christmas Message," by Mrs. Will Kugel; the showing of a serviceman's K ration box by- Mrs. Harold Brewer, and a rending, "Ma Takes a Chance." by Miss Bernadine Kugel. A contest given by Mrs. Elmer Zieman was won by Mrs. Arthur Wagner. The meeting closed with the singing of the club song, "America for Me." and the pledge to the flag. The group's next meeting will be a Christmas party in the home of Mrs. Albert Backhaus. Junction Jolly Workers Hold Christmas Party. Baltz, Rochelle Schultz, Grctchen Pnlas, Jonn Schultz, Jean Schultz, Junnlta Fox, Mary Birdscll, Mary. Dresser, Mary Ann Micnc, Marion Schroeder, LeRoy Duwe. Inez Duwe, Sandra Schultz, Darlene Schuttc, Billy James, Dorothy Althousc. Knthryn Falb, Richard Klingbeil, Jcnnnine Harris, Eleanor Schuttc, Bernadine Kugel, Jonn Christofferson. Eunice Dresser, Carole Schultz, Patricia Ruckdaschel, Nancy Kneeland. Joann Baltz, Mnrgret Buddenberg, Rnmona Meyer, Lorna Luh- mon and Mary Sanders, The annual Christmas party of the Junction Jolly Workers was held at the home of Mrs. Charles Schave Friday evening with families of members as guests. Gifts were distributed to all present and the remainder of the evening was spent playing 500. with prizes being awarded to Mrs. Ed Dahms. traveling; Mrs. Alfred Ehlcr and Ed Dahms. high: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Luebka, low. A picnic lunch was served at the conclusion of the party. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Clay Noack and family. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Luebka and Lorna. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jarms and family, Mr. and Mrs, Joe Muchow and family. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ehler and family. Mr. and | Mrs. Ed Dahms, Henry Duwe, Mr. and I Mrs. Charles Schave, Mr. and Mrs. j Reuben Svendscn and family, anil Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Thornton and family. Cheryl Jean Nyberg Has 5th Birthday Party. A party Saturday afternoon at which games were played and a lunch was served honored the fifth birthday anniversary of Miss Cheryl Jean Nyberg at the Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nyberg home. The guests presented Cheryl Jean with gifts during the party. Those attending were the members of her kindergarten class: Philip Peterson. Allan Wahls, Christine Gamble. Bonnie Sander, Katie Lou Klein, Susan Braun, JoAnn Martens, Joyce Martin, Gloria Winter. Dorothy Meyer and Judy Schultz. Basketball At Postville School Gym Tuesday, December 18 First Game at 7:30 P. M. TWO TEAMS —TWO GAMES Fayette vs. Postville An Upper Iowa Conference Game KEEP THEM ROLLING— The Pirates are playing excellent basketball. Come and add your support to the team. ,, , , , . , ,, Irene Ostlie. at Clermont, be that all the psychologists and all ; of the viewers-with-alarm have been [ Others On Way Home, wrong" There must be some return- j Ensign Louis Hill. Jr.. who is serving veterans somewhere who aren't j ing aboard a U. S. Coast Guard LST happy and want to turn the world up- ; m the Pacific and who recently arrived side down. However, if one doesn't i in Pearl Harbor, informs his parents show up soon, we are going to have to ; that he and his crew expect to be admit that the returning veteran, at : homeward bound by Saturday of this least as far as Atlantic is concerned.' week. It is doubtful if he will arrive is a mighty good sort of a chap." j before the Christmas holidays, but it • • • • » I shouldn't be too long after that when Santa Clans will have to do some \ he reaches home, hustling to change his list of ad- i Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Meyer received dresses if he expects to keep up on the i word Monday that their son. Dean service boys who are coming home fast ! Meyer, who had been serving in the right now. The past week has seen j navy on Saipan, expected to be on his a number of lads arriving after long j way home December 3 and was hoping years of service, anil others are report- ; he would make it in time to hang his, _ ed homeward bound. We don't know ! socks on the family mantelpiece at! iliaStem Otai'S to Meet. The Misses Merle Bruenc. Ruth Hil- ligcr and Doris Aired and Mrs. Shirley Overland were at Cedar Rapids Saturday on business. The Naomi Past Noble Grands Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Walter Meyer next Thursday. Dec. 20. at which time the members will have a gift exchange. The American Legion Auxiliary will meet with Mrs. J. T. Humphrey at 2/M i o'clock on the afternoon of Wednesday. December IS. The Neighborhood Club was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luvcr C. Schultz and Mrs, L. H. Schroeder Sunday evening. Club of the Hour Meets. The Club of the Hour met at the home of Mrs. Carlton Schroeder Monday evening, with fifteen members in attendance, who heard a book review on "The Doctors Mayo" given by Mrs. Willard Schutte. The club members will meet at the home of Mrs. R. L. Evans on Monday, December 17. tor a Christmas party which will open with a potluck supper at seven o'clock. who is the happier, the parents or the j Christmastime. Dean was promoted 'this month, to SS tMLi Second Class. Pfc. Norman H. Schultz. son of Mrs. Harry Lenth of near Castalia, left Le Havre, France, the past week and is expected to arrive home this week end. He entered the service in January, 1942, and while overseas served with the 294th Engineers. Gilbert Folsom has received word from his son, Sgl. Wayne Folsom, stating that he has reenlisted in the army air corps and expects to remain in the service for 15 years. Enlisting in Chicago, he will go to California this week and then expects to be sent to Indiana. His wife will go with him. boys, but one thing is certain there are many homes that will be happier during the yuletide this year than they've been since 1940. ***** Speaking of the boys coming home, we asked one of them yesterday if he had met up with any local lads while stationed on a little Pacific island where he knew a number of Postville men had also been. None of them met. "You see." he told us. •when 1 went to look for Chub I found there were 80.000 other Marines on that island. And when I went to inquire about Bob 1 learned the navy had something like 73.000 men of their branch there. It was like looking for the brandy in a mincemeat pie that moms bakes to find a Postville boy in that many G. I's." The OPA Washington otlice has announced that manufacturers may now ask increased prices for men's long- sleeved tinkle-length union suits which weigh nine pounds and over, says the Howard County Times. No the "nine" is not u typographical error. So it will be important when buying a suit of longs to toss it on the scale to see if it comes up to OPA specifications. The regular meeting of Postville Chapter, No. 238, O. E. S„ will be held Monday evening, December 17 at 8:30 o'clock. A picnic supper will be served to members and their children at 6:15 o'clock. Members are asked to bring dishes. A program will follow the supper and a gift exchange among members will be a feature. Parents will bring gifts for children. The Okihi Camp Fire Girls drew names for Christmas exchange of gifts at their last meeting held Thursday at the school house. The group will meet again Thursday at the home of their guardian, Mrs. Stanley Kvam. 'ousin Jack recommends ICE CREAM PUBLIC SALE Having sold my farm. I will sell at Public Auction on my place, 7 mites cast of Monona and 6 miles uest of Marquette on crushed rock road, on Thursday, December 20 Sale starts at 1:30 o'clock Lunch Stand by Evangelical Ladies Aid 33 HEAD OF EXCELLENT CATTLE MOSTLY ALL YOUNG — 12 Guernsey Milk Cows; 2 Red Poll Cows; 4 Red Poll Heifers. I year old; 3 lied Poll Steers, I year old; 3 Red Poll Steers, I year old in spring; 2 Red Poll Heifers, 1 year old In spring; Guernsey Heifer, summer calf; 3 Red Poll Heifers, fall calves; 2 Red Poll Steers, tall calves; Red Poll Bull, 2 years old, Thoroughbred. 3 HEAD OF FARM HORSES Sorrel Marc. 7 vears old, wt. 1700 lbs.; Sorrrl Mare, smooth mouth, wt. 1500 lbs.; Black Mare. 2 ycurs old. wt. 1300 lbs. HAY. OATS. CORN — 30 tons Mixed Clover ami Timothy Hay; About MOD Ini Boone Oats; About 1000 bu. Corn; Some Baled Straw 135 FIXE WHITE LEGHORN PULLETS FARM MACHINERY and EQUIPMENT 10-20 McCormick-DceriDfr Tractor; H-ln. 2-Boltom Motine Tractor Plow, 7-ft. Tandem Disc; 3-Src. Drag; 7-ft. Tiger Seeder, with Grass Seeder: Moline Corn Planter; 5-ft. Case Mower; Haves Corn Cultivator: K -ft. MeCorntick-lU'crlng Binder with Tractor Hitch, like new; Tongue Truck for Binder, with tongue and 4 -horse tvener; 5-ft. CTtam- pion Mower; Mct'ormlck-Decrimj Side Hake; Dump Rake; McCormlck Tedder; .Moline Hay Loader; McCormlck Manure Spreader; High Wagon with 2-in. tires; Steel Wagon, like new; Steel Wagon; Bobsled; Wood Kark; Hog Back; Double Box; Cutter with Side Springs; No. 17 IH-Laval Cream Separator; Five 10-pal. Milk Cans; Set Wagon Springs; 2 Log Chains; Stover 8-in. Feed Mill; Grindstone: Fanning Mill; Corn Sheller; Set Work Harness; Pair New Bridles; 3 Horse Collars; Set Fly Nets; I'; h. p. John Deere Engine; 50-ft. Endless Belt, 6 Inch; Potato Diggers; Loading Chute; Spring Seat; Small Tools, and other articles. JOHN E. GERAGHTY EATON WATEIIS. Auct. UNION STATE BANK. Clerk Dance MATTERS BALLROOM DECORAH Sat., Dec. 15 EARL HUNT —and his— Old and New Time Band Wed., Dec. 19 VERN WELLINGTON •—and his— ORCHESTRA PUBLIC SALE In order to settle the estate of Minnie C. Depping the following described property will be sold at Public Auction on what is known as the Fred H. Depping farm, about '/ 2 nrilc west of the Center School in Ludlow township, Allamakee county, on Friday, December 21 Sale commencing at 1:00 o'clock P. M. Hot Point Refrigerator, A. C; Two Monarch Ranges; Estey Piano, in good condition; Victor Phonograph, cabinet model; Combination Book Case and Writing Table; Kitchen Table and Four Chairs; Five Rocking Chairs; Library Table; Four Bedroom Sets, Springs and Mattresses; Electric Radio, A. C; Flower Stands; Hot Plate, A. C; Ironing Board; 36-foot Extension Ladder; Platform Scales; Wheelbarrow; General Electric Automatic Iron, A. C; Gardner Oil Stove; Two Wash Tubs and Boiler; Crockery, two ten-gallon and other sizes, 1 to 5 gallon; Meat Saw; 20-Gal. Iron Kettle; 30-Gal. Steel Barrel with Faucet; Two Cupboards; Mason Jars and Caps; Corn Shelter; 22 Special Repeating Rifle; Brace, Bits, Extension Bit and and other small farm tools and kitchenware too numerous to mention. Minnie Depping Estate CHAS. DUVtL, Administrator ARNOLD II. HEXOM, Auct, WM. F. SHAFER, Clerk A SIDELIGHT ON THE ^fetfr2j*f£ T HE lick of tlio telegraph key In The Milwaukee Road station at llanford, Washington, broke tlio hetween-trains quiet of a February day in 1943, Over the wire came a message that caused the agent on this peaceful branch line to doubt hie ears. And little wonder! For the government was asking that the six hundred families of the llanford and While Bluffs communities be moved up. the tracks—lock, slock and barrel. HJW, at last, the story may bo luM. The (lush to llanford was only tht hogiiiniug. Government removal orders finally resulted in the abandonment of 600 square miles of land in the Priest Rapids and Richland •mas of the Columbia River Valley, Mora than 1,000 families, with their toads and chattels, were re-located by The Milwaukee Railroad's Agricultural Development Department and other agencies. So the way was cleared for what was orglnally called the "llanford Project." The vast extent of this project may bo gauged through tlio . fact that between April 1, 1943, and July 31,1945, The Milwaukee Road delivered 41,633 carloads of freight ... equal lo a freight train 350 miles long... at re-located Hanford. Most of the scientific equipment and industrial material was hauled 'westward over the electrified route of The Milwaukee Road, through the ranges of the Rockies, and then into the Saddle Mountains that flank the Cascades on the east. From Beverly, Washington, en the main line, a steady stream of oddly assorted freight moved twenty-one miles dawn the branch to llanford, where It was delivered to a short-line rait* road operated by the government in the restricted area, Few indeed, other than Tlio Mil* waukee Road men who operated the heavy freight trains, had any knowl­ edge of the magnitude of the development that was under way. The production of a new weapon, the impact of which would smash all existing concept* of war and peace, was a well guarded secret. Only America's railroads had the capacity and flexibility which enabled the government, science and industry to marshal! the nation'* resources anywhere, in any quantity, for any undertaking, no matter how gigantic. Moving X material for • weapon to end all weapon*.. .moving ten- inch gun* from coast to coast at remarkable speeds.., hauling PT boat* from factory to tea *., (needing million* and million* of our fighting men to their destinations ... or carrying boat load* of servicemen's Christmas package* to transoceanic port* are example* of the wide variety of job* which only the railroad* are capable of performing. -.yanowt- railroad* are capab THE MILWAUKEE ROAD

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